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ASEAN-Japan chemical safety database officially launched

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Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that the official version of the chemical database from Japan and other Asian countries is now available online.

METI has been working with officials of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to develop the ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database (AJCSD). It provides information on chemical substances and related laws and regulations in these countries.

The official version replaced the trial version which was made available starting April last year.

The current operator is the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE), which provides Japan’s chemical risk information platform (CHRIP).

The chemical safety database provides the following information:

•  names, Cas numbers and structural formulae for chemical substances;

• sample safety data sheets (SDSs);

• GHS classification results from Japan, Malaysia and Myanmar; and

• hazardous and risk assessment results from Japan.

The AJCSD is free to use and is available in selected Asian languages.

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